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Indonesian Troops Show off Snake-handling Skills for Mattis

Indonesian Troops Show off Snake-handling Skills for Mattis

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 10:37 PM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis got an up-close look at Indonesian commandos — including soldiers walking on fire and breaking bricks with their heads.

The commandos performed for Mattis at the conclusion of a two-day visit in which Mattis expressed interest in closer U.S. contacts with Indonesia special forces.

With music as a backdrop, Mattis looked on in silence as the commandos demonstrated their hostage-rescue skills, snake-handling and hand-to-hand combat training.

Afterward, Mattis was flying to Hanoi for his first visit to Vietnam.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis got an up-close look at Indonesian commandos - including soldiers walking on fire and breaking bricks with their heads.The commandos performed for Mattis at the conclusion of a two-day visit in which Mattis expressed interest in closer U.S....
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